The best way to make GOOD goat cheese, is to start with GOOD goat's milk. We are fortunate enough to have neighbors who have such goats. Their milk is awesome and made the tastiest cheese. It was mild and delicious, not the strong flavor you are probably imagining, I promise!
Goat's milk is simple to make. This was done start to finish in about 2 hours.
Start by heating the milk to 180 degrees.
Remove from heat immediately. Add lemon juice and vinegar. Then let this sit for about 30-45 minutes.
Carefully strain through double cheesecloth.
Stir in salt.
I tied my pouch over the sink to let it continue to drain. Mine took about an hour to drain as I wanted.
I tried to roll it, but it's too crumbly.
So I crumbled it instead. No loss! It was added to a mezze platter I had made, but didn't even get a photo! How?!?
Here's a hot goat cheese appetizer I made from storebought goat cheese, the homemade was gone in days....
Simply mix 4 ounces of goat cheese, 2 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons parmesan, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. I pulsed this in my food processor until smooth.
Transfer to a small ramekin. Bake at 400 until bubbly and heated through.
It was served on a mezze platter and made the best dip! I love goat cheese!
Sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!!
Simple soft goat cheese
- 1 quart fresh goat's milk
- ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1-2 teaspoon salt
- Heat goats's milk to 180 degrees. Stirring frequently to keep all milk at the same temp. Remove from heat immediately once it is heated.Add lemon juice to milk and mix. Next add vinegar and mix again. Let this sit for about 30-45 minutes. Strain through double cheesecloth. Add salt.You will need to continue to drain the cheese. I tied mine over the kitchen sink and let it drain there. It took a little over an hour until is was ready. From here you can eat it like it is, or add fresh herbs. Sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!